Akin Demehin Akin Demehin

Akinluwa (Akin) Demehin, MPH

Senior director, public policy, American Hospital Association

Akin Demehin is senior director, public policy at the American Hospital Association (AHA) in Washington, D.C. He leads public policy analysis, development and advocacy efforts related to quality, patient safety, workforce and health equity on behalf of the AHA’s nearly 5,000 member hospitals and health systems. Akin leads the AHA’s response to national quality measurement and pay-for-performance programs for hospitals, physicians and post-acute care providers. He also leads AHA’s regulatory policy development efforts related to the health care workforce and health equity.

Akin has held a variety of positions in health care policy and management. Before joining the AHA in 2012, Akin was administrative director of performance measures at the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, D.C., a non-profit that endorses quality measures and advises the federal government on measure selection. Prior to NQF, he worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA, first as an MGH administrative fellow, and then as the first administrative director of the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety.

Akin holds a Master of Public Health in health policy and administration from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in history and science from Harvard College.